Approximating Fair Use in LicenseScript


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Chong, Cheun Ngen and Law, Yee Wei and Etalle, Sandro and Hartel, Pieter H. (2003) Approximating Fair Use in LicenseScript. In: 6th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2003, December 8-12, 2003, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (pp. pp. 432-443).

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Abstract:Current rights management systems are not able to enforce copyright laws because of both legal and technological reasons. The contract rights granted by a copyright owner typically restrict the users' statutory rights that are endorsed by copyright laws. In particular, Fair Use allows these `unauthorized but not illegal' rights. Two technological reasons why fair use cannot be upheld: (1) the current XML-based rights expression language (REL) cannot capture user's statutory rights; and (2) the underlying architectures cannot support copyright enforcement. This paper focuses on the first problem and introduces a two-pronged approach: (1) rights assertion, to allow a user assert new rights to the license, i.e. freely express her rights under fair use; and (2) audit logging, to record the asserted rights and keep track of the copies rendered and distributed under fair use. We apply this approach in LicenseScript (a logic-based REL) to demonstrate how LicenseScript can approximate fair use easily.
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Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-24594-0_44
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